Gandhi Mandapam (Chennai)

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Coordinates: 13°0′24″N 80°14′14″E / 13.00667°N 80.23722°E / 13.00667; 80.23722 (Gandhi Mandapam)

Gandhi Mandapam

Gandhi Mandapam is a series of memorial structures built on Sardar Patel Road, in Adyar, Chennai.[1][2][3] The first structure to be built on the premises was a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, opened by then Chief Minister of Madras, C. Rajagopalachari on 27 January 1956. Later, four other memorials for independence activtist Rettamalai Srinivasan and former chief ministers Rajaji, Kamaraj and M. Bhaktavatsalam were added.[3]

Owing to its prominence, the premise is often utilized for public functions, particularly for cultural discourses and music shows.[4][5]The site also serves as a recreational park in the city.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "gandhi mandapam". wikimapia. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  2. ^ "gandhi mandapam for a fresh look". The Hindu. 7 June 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b T. Ramakrishnan (7 August 2008). "Gandhi Mandapam set for new look". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Chennai today". The Hindu. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  5. ^ "gandhi mandapam". chennainetwork. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Gandhi Mandapam to be spruced up at Rs.11.61-cr". The Hindu. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.